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Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

Hi everyone!

I randomly decided today that I’d look through my shelves (both physical and on Goodreads) and see which authors I’d read the most books from. The results were not at all what I was expecting. Naturally,  I thought I’d share them with you all.

Authors I’d overlooked and almost forgotten about popped up again to give me that great sense of bookish nostalgia, particularly books from my childhood and early adolescence. Don’t get me wrong, these are not necessarily my favourite authors or books (I don’t even own most of them!) but they’re the ones I invested the greatest amount of time in to reading.

Let’s begin!

  1. Robert Muchamore – 12 books

This came as such a shock to me. But looking back, I remember how obsessed I was with Muchamore’s Cherub series. It was literally my whole year 6. I was a kid moving up to high school and I was reading about a secret spy organisation and teens saving the world. I would finish these books in a day or two and rush into my school library for more. The memories are so fond!

2. Sara Shepard – 11 books

Ok now, don’t be judging. But my friend and I went through a Pretty Little Liars phase back in year 7 and I went out and bought all the books and marathoned them like there was not going to be a tomorrow! I couldn’t stop! I thought the series was the best thing, full of secrets and a creepy stalker. They’re like crack.

3. Roald Dahl – 10 books

Come now, who doesn’t love Roald Dahl? The Witches and Matilda remain some of my favourite books ever. His stories were so crazy and imaginative that I completely feel in love with his characters and writing. An amazing author with extraordinary talents!

4. JK Rowling – 7 books, 1 novella

Not that I really need to elaborate but of course, Harry Potter was my entire childhood and remains my favourite books of all time. Her stories will stay with me for the rest of my life.

5. CS Lewis – 7 books

I remember reading The Chronicles of Narnia for the first time and being absolutely transfixed in the world and all the weird and wonderful characters. I’m sad the story ended the way it did and the regrettable not-so-subtle religious undertones but looking past that, Lewis’ books were a joy to read.

6. Derek Landy – 7 books

Did anyone else read Skulduggery Pleasant? My god those books were my thang! I would fantasise about all the magic butt being kicked for days. Crazy clever and full of hilarious wit, Landy’s books were also a big part of my younger days.

7. Jennifer L Armentrout – 6 books

Now to end this list of surprises with another one. Armentrout is one of my most read authors! Huh…I will admit that her Lux series was my 14 year old addiction and now her NA books keep me coming back for more but it still came as a bit of a shock. Oh well.


Sorry for my lack of activity these past few weeks. Life is still so hectic. I’m hoping some semblance of structure will return to my blog shortly 🙂cooltext188644863276135

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll talk to you in my next post!

Liam

Twitter: @liamslibrary83   Goodreads: Liam   Instagram: @liamslibrary

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26 thoughts on “Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

  1. SOPHIE KINSELLA – 14 and counting!
    SARAH J, MAAS – 7 and counting..!
    J. K. ROWLING – 7 AMAZING books.

    I thought of giving PLL a try but then, the number of books in the ongoing series….

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    1. Ooh a big fan of Kinsella then? Any recommendations? I’d love to try one of her books! If I finish ACOMAF (soon hopefully) it will make 6 Maas books read for me. Honestly, just read the first eight books and maybe the prequel novel and that’s all you need for PLL. They’re super enjoyable, quick reads.

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      1. I was super excited about Finding Audrey when it first came out especially as it has to do with social anxiety, something I can relate to, but then the really mixed reviews came flooding in and I was really unsure. I’ll definitely put CYKAS down on my TBR though, it indeed looks hilarious! Thanks Kevin! 😉

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  2. This is really sad but I haven’t heard of some of these authors (Muchamore (what a cool surname!) and Landy). And the only books I’ve read from this list are HP (of course) and probably one Dahl book. I know, I’m ashamed. 😔 I do plan to read Narnia and delve into more NA with Jennifer Armentrout though.

    And I think there was a T10T post that was similar to this at some point last year and my list surprised me, too. ^.^ My top three were Meg Cabot (20 books, 3 novellas), Sarah Dessen (10 books), and Cassandra Clare (9 books). For Clare it’s going to change soon since I plan to read Lady Midnight this summer hopefully. :3

    Anyway, awesome post (and welcome back), Liam! 😀

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    1. Oh don’t feel bad Summer, I wasn’t expecting anyone to know them. But they are quite popular series in Australia for some reason, especially for kids. Omg Narnia is so great, I’m so excited for you to read it!
      Haha I actually checked out your post when I got the idea just to see what other people wrote. I really want to read a Sarah Dessen book-given all the hype around her-and her book Saint Anything looks really good, who knows? I might start with that. 20 books for one author is certainly impressive though!!
      You’re so lucky getting to pick out your summer reads! It’s getting so cold here. Enjoy Lady Midnight! (And don’t worry about the welcome back, with my posting inconsistency I can see why you made the mistake…) 🙂

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      1. Omg, I totally forget that it’s literally so different on the other side of the world. Right now the heat is so unbearable but I’m just glad I’m not in Vietnam (which is where my entire family is from) because it’s got to be scorching hot there right now being a country on the equator and everything.

        And you should totally check out Sarah Dessen, Liam! She’s my favorite contemporary author. Saint Anything wasn’t a favorite of mine but it was still really good. I gave it four stars, and do recommend it. However, if you do decide to look into other ones The Truth About Forever, Just Listen, and This Lullaby are my favorites. 🙂

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      2. It’s miserable and grey right now in Australia and everyone’s writing posts about their summer reads getting me all depressed. Although, scorching hot is probably even worse to me. I’ll definitely have a look at those SD books, thanks Summer!

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  3. I also read a crazy amount of the Pretty Little Liars books!! I think I read ten or so of them (or maybe even 12?) but then I had to stop because it was just dragging on and going all over the place and I couldn’t justify buying the rest of the books in the series (I think there are 16 in total?!?!?!). Ahh, young bookish me. 🙂

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  4. Excluding Manga authors, I’ve probably read more Jame Patterson books (13) than that of any other author… I don’t even like Jame Patterson that much… I obviously need to work on my reading priorities.

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    1. Haha that’s similar to me! Some of these authors I don’t even consider in the realm of favourites but for some reason I’ve read so many of their books. Oh well, any book is better than none! 🙂

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    1. Ooh I read my fair share of Lemony Snicket in my day. But I think I stopped at book 5 or 6 because they were a little repetitive. They were fun though! I really want to get to Charlaine’s Sookie Stackhouse series because I used to really like the True Blood TV series. Too many books, not enough time! 🙂

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      1. If you want to read the True Blood books because of the show, I am not sure that’s a good idea hahaha They are similar up to book 4 or so (but not even that similar) and then they get REALLY different. I guess the final seasons of True Blood weren’t that big of a hit either, but the books get super repetitive as well.

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      2. I don’t think I’ll mind too much if they’re different. I only watched the first and second seasons of True Blood then stopped. It was super enjoyable though! But I like the characters and magical parts so I’d like to see what Charlaine did with it all. But I have heard that the books get worse as they go on…:/

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  5. Reading about these “Year 7s” has got my confused (unless you actually do mean Grade 7 BUT THAT I AM DOUBTFUL. Anyways, I think most of my “most read” authors sit around the 3-5 book range re trilogies and such (yes, I’m reminding the world that I gave up on reading HP for the movies).

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